OTT stands for over-the-top. In practice, this means that there is a service provider that provides content (films, TV series, TV channels) via a regular Internet connection. At the same time, the physical address of the subscriber within one country does not matter – the service will always work.
Some Top OTT Platform
Netflix is one of the most popular streaming (streaming) video services in the world. Even if you didn’t know anything about him before, you probably watched or at least heard about such TV shows as: “Black Mirror”, “House of Cards”, “13 Reasons Why”, “Narco” or “Stranger Things”.
All of them, like many other films and TV series, are not only distributed through Netflix, but are also produced by the same company.
One of the distinctive features of Netflix is that new series are released not one episode once a week (like, say, HBO products), but immediately a whole season on one day simultaneously around the world in different languages.
Netflix is available in any country and works on a wide variety of devices: smartphones (Android and iOS), tablets, computers, TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles, DVD and Blu-ray players.
And best of all, browsing synchronization is supported across all devices. That is, you can watch 30 minutes of a movie on TV, then launch Netflix on your smartphone and continue watching from the same moment, and end the viewing altogether in the browser on your laptop.
2. Amazon Prime
The streaming service Amazon Prime Video has been in the US media market for a long time, but it was only 4 years ago that the portal entered the global arena. Now his TV channels, films, and series can be watched in almost all countries of the world, except for the DPRK, China, Syria, Cuba, and Iran. We present a detailed review of Amazon Prime Video, its capabilities, and conditions from the point of view of the Russian viewer. Let’s compare it with other Western and domestic video services in order to understand whether it is worth using its services.
Since Prime Video is primarily an Amazon app that broadcasts commercial TV channels, there are quite a few of them here. In terms of content, this service is similar to Apple TV +, but inferior to Netflix. As for the Russian media portals, such popular giants as Amediateka, ivi, Okko, Amazon Prime Video certainly loses. The Ukrainian Megogo also left the Americans behind.
The bulk of TV channels are American-made. Accordingly, TV shows and shows are also from there. There are still few films and TV series, they are popular, but you cannot call them new. According to rumors, Amazon Prime Video is going to expand its film library. How long it will take is hard to say. In addition to showcasing third-party projects, the service presents content produced by Amazon Studios.
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Top TV Shows, Latest Movies and Live Streams SportsHotstar is a streaming app that lets you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, sports news and live streams. Hotstar is India’s largest premium streaming platform with over 100,000 hours of drama and films in 17 languages and coverage of every major sporting event in the world.
Launched in early 2015, it is one of the most downloaded apps in India, attracting over 350 million subscribers thanks to its highly advanced video streaming technology and a high focus on the quality of interaction across devices and platforms. Please Note That Hotstar Content varies from country to country. We also show live broadcasts such as the Premier League (PL), Indian Super League (ISL), Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), etc., In addition to streaming news channel LIVE Republic TV, ABP News Live and Asianet News Live on your Android device only.
Hotstar Premium membership provides full and unlimited access to the latest TV shows, movies, and sports broadcasts without HD ads. Sign up for a free trial for the first month! Introducing Hotstar VIP: Get VIP access to exclusive Hotstar Specials shows, your favorite Star-to-TV series at 6 am and the biggest Live sporting events including VIVO IPL.
4. Zee 5
Fourth, on our list of OTT platforms in India is Zee 5. In 2013, Zee entertainment launched its OTT platform DittoTV. DittoTV was an aggregator service that contained shows from across all media channels. Shows from Star, Sony, Zee, etc., were available in it.
So it dissolved DittoTV in 2018 and created Zee5.
It has 1000+ movies and 100+ live TV channels.
Zee5 subscription cost (updated on July 2021)
Following is the subscription pricing for Zee5’s Premium (all-access) plan
- Combo: Radhe + 1 Year ZEE5 Premium for ₹ 499
Benefits available with Zee5 subscription
You would get the following benefits:
- One time Radhe ZEEPLEX rental with 21 days and 4 hours of watch time validity.
- Latest TV shows from ZEE before the telecast
- Zindagi TV shows
- Zee5 originals
- ALT Balaji shows
- 4500+ movies
- Stream on five devices at-a-time.
Languages available in Zee5
The content is available in Marathi, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Odia, Gujarati, English.